The Ontario Natural Building Coalition is an advocacy group of designers,builders & homeowners

working to promote healthy, high performance natural building strategies in the construction industry.

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Find A Natural Building or Straw Bale Professional

View our Business Directory for a complete list of designers, builders and more


Straw Bale Apprenticeship Program

The ONBC in partnership with The Endeavour Centre is now offering a new Apprenticeship Program for Straw Bale Builders. Click here for our Program details.


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Natural Homes For Sale

From time to time, homeowners must sell their beloved natural home. ONBC members can make their listings visible here, check out the current Homes For Sale Listings.



Announcing our 2021 Virtual Natural Homes Tour 

The Ontario Natural Building Coalition's 2021 Virtual Natural Homes Tour - Goes Live Sunday September 26th


The ONBC is excited to announce the upcoming release of three new Natural Home Tour video clips that have been put together by ONBC members, Dawson Willsey, Pat Marcotte and Wintergreen Studios Education and Retreat Centre. These great videos feature many different types of natural buildings, building techniques and alternative technologies - as well as some views of beautiful Ontario forest settings and scenery. 


In keeping with our usual annual Natural Homes Tour date, these videos will be available for viewing starting on Sunday September 26, 2021 on our new YouTube Channel. 




https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNl8SuCsSZuC805v04V1qbQ


See a CTV news video clip of one of the homes on our 2019 tour.


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Visit our Natural Building Gallery to see houses built out of straw, wood & earth!



A Natural Home Tours Thank You


Over the years, many homes and buildings have participated in our Natural Building Annual tour.


Many of the homes that have been featured were models of innovation and energy efficiency and featured living roofs, natural clay wall finishes, rainwater catchment systems, grey water systems, composting toilets, while others incorporated solar and wind electrical systems, high efficiency wood burning appliances, solar domestic hot water systems, as well as a variety of other interesting green technologies.


The Ontario Natural Building Coalition would like to thank all the volunteer homeowners who have over the years graciously opened their doors and welcomed tour-goers. The annual tour would not be possible without them!


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